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Assemblyman Coughlin, the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Middlesex Water Company Thank Record Crowd for Support of 6th Annual “Bowl for Hunger”

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19TH DISTRICT – The Office of Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin released the following statement on Wednesday: Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin in partnership with the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Middlesex Water Company held the 6th Annual “Bowl for Hunger” last night, Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Majestic Lanes of Hopelawn. Since the event’s inception in 2010, more than $119, 000 has been raised to feed the hungry. This year’s event once again featured a double session, 5:30 to 7:30 PM and 8:00 to 10:00 PM, and, due to an increased demand for additional teams, was held at a larger bowling venue, which helped raise more money for area food banks., Nearly 600 bowlers took part in this year’s Bowl for Hunger compared to 350 bowlers in 2014.

Assemblyman Coughlin, Michael D’Agnes, President and CEO of Raritan Bay Medical Center, and Dennis Doll, President and CEO of the Middlesex Water Company thanked event participants and sponsors for supporting the fun event and the area’s twenty-eight (28) food banks who help nourish the underserved. While all pledges and donations are still forthcoming, the 2015 Bowl raised approximately $25,000.00. Interested community members or businesses still wishing to make a donation to the “Bowl for Hunger” should contact the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation at 732-324-5374. The grand total will be released in the coming weeks.

The event drew pledges and support from all five Mayors of the 19th Legislative District including—Mayor Daniel J. Reiman of Carteret, Mayor Wilda Diaz of Perth Amboy, Mayor Kennedy O’Brien of Sayreville, Mayor  Fred Henry of South Amboy, and  Mayor John E. McCormac of Woodbridge.

In total, 78 corporate, community and individual sponsors donated at least $100.00 to support the cause. Of the 78 sponsors, 22 organizations donated at the $500 level— Aetna;  Amerigroup; Bank of Woodbridge; Bayshore Recycling Corporation; Bubble Tea; NJ/NY Carpenter Contractor Trust; Carteret Business Partnership; CME Associates; GEICO; Gerdau; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield; JJ Elek Realty Co.; McManimon Scotland & Baumann, LLC; Middlesex County Democratic Organization; Motiva Enterprises, LLC; NJ Bankers Association; NJ Bankers Association; NJ Credit Union League; NJ Hospital Association; NJM Insurance Group; Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey; and Reliance Insurance Group.

Assemblyman Coughlin, Presidents D’Agnes and Doll thanked the combined 78 corporate and individual sponsors, including 48 sponsors who donated $100 or more: Almasi Companies; American Irish Association of Woodbridge;Eric & Phyllis Aronowitz; Cape May Brewing Company; Dr. Michael Ciencewcicki; Columbia Bank; James P. Durek, Esq.; Elizabethtown Gas; Erickson Family; First Presbyterian Church of South Amboy; Flying Fish Brewing Company; Daniel Harris; Hatch Mott MacDonald; Middlesex County Surrogate Kevin Hoagland; Insurance Council of New Jersey; Investors Bank; JFK Medical Center; JGT Management Co. LLC;  Katz Government Affairs; Kaufman Zita Group; D.B. Kelly Div.#1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians; Knot Just Bagels; Local 68 Operating Engineers; Larry and Peggy Mayerowitz; Kenneth L. Michelson Foundation, Inc.; Metuchen Democratic Organization; Middlesex & Somerset County AFL-CIU Labor Council; Middlesex County Building & Construction Trades Council; Middlesex County Young Democrats; MMC Contractors; Beatrice Moskowitz; New Jersey Food Council; James Nolan & Associates, LLC.; Our Lady of Fatima Church; Congressman Frank Pallone; Princeton Public Affairs Group; Pringle Quinn Anzano; Raritan Bay Area YMCA; Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretto LPP; Donald Sico & Co. LLC; Sills Cummis & Gross, PC; Spevack Law Offices; Senator Joseph F. Vitale; VNA Health Group; Wakefern Food Corporation; Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski; The Woodbridge Center Mall and The Club at Woodbridge; and Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce. *Photos by Henry Febles.

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